Arabic / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Expand understanding of how the structure and language features of personal, informative and imaginative Arabic texts suit diverse audiences, contexts and purposes

[Key concept: textual conventions; Key processes: comparing, examining]

 (ACLARU167)

Elaborations
  • applying knowledge of texts and their purpose, and predicting the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases
  • analysing the language features and text structure of different samples of a particular type of text, including digital and online texts, such as a diary entry or a blog, to identify how ideas, representations and reflections are presented
  • comparing the use of language features such as imagery and exaggeration in a range of imaginative texts, and discussing how these features are used to convey meaning to and entertain the audience
  • examining how the structures and features of a variety of informative texts, including online and digital texts, such as reports and articles, reflect the intended purpose and how the choice of vocabulary reflects ideas and perspectives
  • explaining linguistic choices made to vary texts according to their intended audience and degree of formality, for example, changing from Modern Standard Arabic to colloquial Arabic to indicate changes in relationship between participants or degree of (in)formality
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text structure,  Text types,  Text purpose,  Literary genres,  Arabic language

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